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It is draft season. Normally, that means it’s lying season too, but there are sometimes a few truthful nuggets sprinkled in as well. The question is whether Jim Nagy’s latest statement on Twitter comes to fruition.
On Thursday, the executive director of the Senior Bowl said that there are two quarterbacks outside the “big five” who won’t make it out of the second round.
By now, most people know the big five are Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Mac Jones.
If you were to poll a lot of average fans, they’d probably guess that the next quarterback to be taken would be Kyle Trask, but he wasn’t one of the two signal callers identified by Nagy. Instead, he mentioned Davis Mills from Stanford and Kellen Mond from Texas A&M.
All the talk on outside continues to be on the “big five” (Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Jones, Lance) but there’s growing buzz inside the league on two QBs: Stanford’s Davis Mills and Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond. Both are seen as potential starters. Neither is getting out of Round 2.
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) April 1, 2021
Both are intriguing prospects.
Mills lacks mobility and his production at Stanford wasn’t anything to write home about, but the tools are there for the former five-star. Mond, on the other hand, has a skill set that fits exactly where the NFL has been heading. The problem at A&M was his wild inconsistency.
Whether it’s helping with production or consistency, NFL coaching staffs will convince themselves they can fix these guys. Should they go in the second round? Probably not. Somewhere between Round 3-5 would provide more value, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Nagy is correct.
Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.